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Gibson F5 Mandolin #75554 Signed by Lloyd Loar February 18, 1924


Signed by Lloyd Loar February 18, 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 75554
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10007


EC+, signed and dated by Lloyd Loar on Feb 18, 1924, triple top-bound body, headstock and tortoise plastic pickguard, pearl flowerpot and "The Gibson" inlays in headstock, pearl button tuners (very small chip out of one button), "The Gibson" tailpiece cover (Loar-style), adjustable ebony bridge (stamped "PAT'D JAN. 18 21"), sunburst finish flamed maple neck and body, carved spruce top and flamed maple back, Virzi Tone Producer (serial number 10007), very rare, fully original, from the family of the original owner ("Uncle Jimmy" - who was a great-nephew of Confederate Civil War general Jubal Early), has been essentially unplayed since about 1948, superb condition (small amount of wear behind on the neck behind the nut, several minor scratches, minor wear on the tailpiece cover), sounds great (and we believe it will be yet better with playing, since it hasn't been played to speak of for over 50 years), on consignment, with green-lined OHSC (SN:75554)

DGW: First appearance of white celluloid triple binding on face of peghead. Unusuall low Virzi serial number


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  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Single piece neck
  • Virzi


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